Water, Sanitation, Health & Hygiene

wSHAPR is a women-led risk informed community-government partnership driven project implemented by Swayam Shikshan Prayog by UNICEF, India in 10,000 families across 10 villages of Osmanabad and Latur districts of Marathwada region in Maharashtra.

The  project aims to build community resilience in the lean peroid towards improving community and household water security for sstained and safe water, sanitation and hygiene and improved nutrition of women and children in convergence with national flagship program. As part of the wSHARP family, core to achieving results is creation of motivated and hardworking community facilitators at the village level- "A CADRE OF AROGYA SAKHIS". 

Sustainable Development Impacts & Key Interventions 

• Improved water management in through involvement of women in water & sanitation governance in 10,000 families across 100 villages

• Participatory water budgeting, allocation and conservation through community level convergence of relevant government schemes to provide last mile access to provide last mile access to WASH and nutrition related products.

• Enhance food security by building capacity of 2000 women farmers to cultivate food crops using sustainable bio-farming practices


Outreached and trained 10,000 households


100 Arogya sakhis trained as WASH specialist to inspire more than 500 women leaders actively involved in WASH An achievement of generating substantial knowledge of water, sanitation & hygiene practices through more than 400 community level awareness meetings


2000 women farmers trained (using demo -nstration) on Climate Resilience Farming practices with a focus on cultivating with bio-farming